Pain: Acute and Chronic

By: Silva Depanian, LMFT The experience of physical pain is a simple truth of the human condition. Whether you have suffered the sting of a papercut, the break of a bone, or a more long-lasting injury or medical condition, pain is familiar to you. But what is pain? There are two main types of pain:…
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May 26, 2023 0

How to Locate Happiness

By: Destiny Johnson May is Mental Health Awareness Month. During this month reflecting on our mental health and working on our personal growth and happiness is important. Finding one’s happiness can feel like a difficult journey that requires a lot of hard work. I would like to reframe that thinking, and reflection is less about…
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May 18, 2023 0

The Gift of Authenticity

The Gift of Authenticity – Destiny Many people have heard, ” Stay true to yourself ” or ” Just be yourself “. Both are meaningful statements, truly. However, these simple sayings are not easy to act upon. Inherently, we know we can only be ourselves, right, but the world we live in, the media we…
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April 11, 2023 0

How Sleep Impacts Your Anger

by Emma Ekum, LMFT Though there are several factors that can contribute to anger management problems, lack of quality sleep is one that often goes unacknowledged. It is recommended that we get consistently 7-9 hours of sleep. Did you know that if you get 4-5 hours of sleep each night, you are more likely to…
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January 26, 2023 0

How Does Your Message Land?

How Does Your Message Land?  Are you aware of how your communication lands when speaking with someone? As we strengthen our emotional intelligence, we gain insight into how we impact those around us.  It’s not uncommon to speak with good intentions and realize that the receiving party has become uncomfortable, so much so that they…
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November 4, 2022 0

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

By Alex Mirsakova , AMFT We live in a fast-paced, high- stress society, one that highlights constant productivity and achievement. The concept of slowing down and taking a break seems out of the question for many of us. Yet, the importance of taking care of our own mental well-being, and the importance of slowing down…
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September 29, 2022 0


By: Anita What is gratitude? Gratitude is more than a word; it is a belief.  We often hear the word gratitude, but we often don’t understand the real meaning of it. Gratitude means to be thankful. Seems simple, but if that were the case why is gratitude not an integral part of our daily lives?…
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July 25, 2022 0

Crafting from Nature: Anita Avedian

Nature can provide amazing artistic outlets and brighten up a space. From looking outside your window to integrating plants inside the house. However, what if you don’t have a green thumb or much of a creative bone in your body, if you do well. What is one to do when you still want the esthetic…
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March 25, 2022 0

Rethink Vacationing and Envision a Staycation

Rethink Vacationing and Envision a Staycation By: Destiny Johnson Since the pandemic began opportunities for travel have decreased. There have been many rescheduled or postponed vacations with individuals hoping for the end of COVID – 19. Many travel bans, restricted booking, and vaccine mandates resulted in many canceled flights, cruises, and vacations. The devastating effects…
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January 26, 2022 0

Mindful Talking

By: Destiny Johnson Have you ever spoken to someone, and kept getting interrupted? Trying to get a word in at times can be quite challenging in conversations when mindful talking isn’t used. This happens from time to time when speaking with acquaintances, family, and friends. It can also take place in the workplace with colleagues…
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October 6, 2021 0